On Saturday, July 5 Morgan Park Summer Music Festival was alive with music as it celebrated 50 years of providing free concerts to the public. Exactly 50 years from the date of the first concert, close to 500 people came to Morgan Park to hear the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra play a delightful program filled with light classics and popular tunes. The weather was perfect and the music divine.
Although the weather was uncooperative on the eve of Graduation 2009, Commencement Exercises came off without a hitch as the soon-to-be graduates of Glen Cove High School marched into the gymnasium to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance,” performed by the high school band under the direction of James Reardon.
As part of the “Parent’s Who Host Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking” media campaign, SAFE, Inc. and the PRIDE Project Coalition held a breakfast with Glen Cove’s community leaders to engage their participation in the community wide campaign. The media campaign initiative combines the efforts of SAFE’s PRIDE Project Coalition and the Glen Cove Police Department to educate parents to the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and Glen Cove’s Social Host Law. The campaign, originally developed by the Drug-Free Action Alliance, has been running since April and also focuses on underage drinking that frequently accompanies prom and graduation parties.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi invites all Glen Cove residents to attend the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. Independence Day festivities will begin in the morning on Saturday, July 4, with the annual Children’s Bicycle Parade. At 10 a.m. children should line up at the Finley Middle School horseshoe with their bikes, scooters, trikes and battery-powered “vehicles.” Children are encouraged to decorate their wheels using a patriotic theme. In the evening, Glen Cove residents will be treated to a unique musical experience by two groups, beginning with the Les Stanco Group at 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by the Northwinds Band leading up to the evening fireworks display. In case of rain, the July 4th concert will be held indoors at St. Patrick’s Church. Fireworks would be rescheduled to Sunday, July 12, 2009.
Nassau County Legislature’s Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro of Glen Cove was the keynote speaker at the recent 60th annual meeting and dinner held by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Central Nassau.
This year’s anniversary celebration highlighted the League’s founding, history and accomplishments. The focuses of the League’s efforts this year are affordable health care for all, alternatives to incarceration, the 2010 census, and redistricting.
The North Shore Historical Museum has been informed by The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that its application for funding from the Environmental Protection Fund has been approved.
The $150,000 grant must be matched by the museum and will be used for interior restoration of the historic Justices’ Court building in Glen Cove, the new home of the museum.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi has invited all Glen Cove residents to attend the city’s annual Fourth of July Celebration.
Independence Day festivities will begin in the morning on Saturday, July 4, with the annual Children’s Bicycle Parade. At 10 a.m., children should line up at the Finley Middle School horseshoe with their bikes, scooters, trikes and battery-powered “vehicles.” Children are encouraged to decorate their wheels using a patriotic theme. Parents must accompany their children; helmets and protective gear are mandatory. The bike parade will travel down Forest Avenue to School Street to Village Square where children will join the mayor to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs. Refreshments will be available. Raindate is Saturday, July 11.
Kidney transplant recipient Wayne Albanese has been a member of the Pearl Jam official fan club for so many years that he now gets first priority for front-row seats at the band’s concerts.
Fortunately for Mr. Albanese, a registered nurse at North Shore University hospital in Manhasset, far less time was spent on his part waiting for a much-needed kidney transplant than gaining his seniority in the Pearl Jam Fan Club. When Wayne found out he would need a new kidney, his older sister, Karen, immediately stepped up to become his donor, providing the lifesaving transplant he needed in December of 2007.
Glen Cove School District’s Robert M. Finley Middle School Concert Band and Jazz Band traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 8 to participate in the Music in the Parks Festival at Dorney Park. The bands competed against groups from all over the northeast.
During the June 8 Glen Cove School Board meeting, the board announced the district’s 2008-09 math scores for grades three-eight, which were declared the highest in Nassau County. The district’s BOE claims that the reasons for the significant increase over the past four years are due to the methods applied to prep students to take the state assessment and improvements to the curriculum. A great deal of professional development has also gone into training teachers in the new academic approach.
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